Alex Mott

Nike unveil their new Premier League ball and it’s…interesting

Nike have unveiled the official Premier League ball for the upcoming 2019/20 season – and it’s certainly eye-catching.

The Merlin will be used in every fixture next term and includes:

  • 4-panel construction reduces seams and enlarges the striking surface
  • 3-D ink patterns apply variations in texture for targeted control
  • Nike Aerow Trac grooves allow consistency in ball spin
  • Foam casing has a cloth backer
  • Latex bladder maintains pressure and shape more consistently than rubber bladders

We think it looks like something you’d buy a garage for 50p.